Queensland – the next Australian state to legalise Assisted Dying?

A parliamentary committee has recommended that the Australian state of Queensland should legalise voluntary assisted dying for adults with an advanced terminal illness. Currently over one-third of Australians have, (or shortly will have), access to a form of assisted dying since the state of Victoria passed its voluntary assisted dying law in 2017, followed by [...]

2020-04-06T15:46:13+00:00April 6th, 2020|Australia|

Victoria, Australia law passes the upper house

Excellent news from Australia. Further to our previous report, the upper house of the Australian state of Victoria has passed a Voluntary Assisted Dying bill. The bill passed by 22 to 18 after a 28 hour sitting. The progress is reported in this Guardian article. The debate in the upper house caused some amendments to [...]

2017-11-24T15:41:34+00:00November 24th, 2017|Australia|
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